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A Trusted Community Archive


CLOCKSS (Controlled LOCKSS) is a joint venture between the world’s leading scholarly publishers and research libraries whose mission is to build a sustainable, geographically distributed dark archive with which to ensure the long-term survival of Web-based scholarly publications for the benefit of the greater global research community.

From Prototype to Production

The founding members of the CLOCKSS Pilot Program are pleased to announce that CLOCKSS has incorporated and will go live in 2009. Two years ago, scholarly publishers and research libraries, challenged by the responsibility to preserve the digital assets of the community, joined forces to build a prototype for a global dark archive. Their unique collaboration focused on creating an archive "cooperative," with publishers and libraries running the archive together. The prototype was successfully built and tested and, during the pilot period, the need for a robust governing structure was addressed.

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CLOCKSS Board Members

One of the strengths of the CLOCKSS Initiative is that the founding organizations, the world's leading publishers and top research libraries, share a long history of survival and a deep understanding of, and experience with, long-term sustainability.

Governing Libraries and Year Founded

Governing Publishers and Year Founded